Women’s sport makes a mark on park

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The red carpet of women’s sport has been rolled out at Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney with the venue playing host this summer to women’s AFL, Softball, Cricket and Football.

In AFLW action – 3 games were played at the Sportspark, with athletes from the GWS Giants, Adelaide Crows, Gold Coast Suns and West Coast Eagles battling it out in the NAB Women’s Cup.

The Women’s National Cricket League also came to Blacktown in February with Victoria bettering the ACT and following up with a win over South Australia.

The Softball diamonds burst into life at the end of February with the best in the state bringing the action to the U23’s Championships.

To cap off a tremendous summer of women’s sport, Western Sydney Wanderers Women kept their finals hopes alive in the W-League with a hard-fought win against reigning champions Melbourne City.

The Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “It’s wonderful to see a thriving culture of ‘women in sport’ right here in Blacktown City.

“We are pleased to be able to host first-class events such as these and to be able to offer world-class facilities to support these female athletes and teams at a time when they need to be at the top of their game.

“There is a wonderful sporting culture at the Sportspark and Council is dedicated to nurturing our City as a sporting destination,” Mayor Bleasdale added

Blacktown International Sportspark is a multi-sports venue located in Rooty Hill.

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